Despite some general disappointment with regards to Mass Effect 3's ending, most BioWare fans have been accepting of the developer's latest RPG, Dragon Age: Inquisition, with little resistance. It's a good thing too, because the game is apparently pretty good.
But even though gamers would rather not think of Mass Effect while playing Dragon Age: Inquisition, BioWare has sought fit to hide a few Easter Eggs for their fans and drum up a few conspiracy theories in the process. Some have even gone so far as to suggest that these Easter Eggs' existence mean the two universes are connected, but we're not willing to buy into that theory just yet. The Indoctrination Theory, on the other hand…
The first Easter Egg isn't terribly hard to miss, as it features a massive, decapitated Krogan head mounted on a wall. Said Krogan dome can be found in an Orlesian Mansion right next to the heads of a creepy wolf-like creature and what appears to be a bear. Check out the Krogan head below.
While the Krogan head does stir up questions as to how a race from one series can end up in another, it's more likely that BioWare was simply nodding towards their other franchise. This isn't the first time the developer has done so in either franchise either, as both games have featured tie-in content themed around the other. Mass Effect, for example, had DLC armor that was themed after Dragon Age.
The other Mass Effect Easter Eggs are a little less obvious, and at this point we're not sure if there's actually something to them. Even so, it's worth mentioning since any connections are likely to be explored.
In Inquisition's Codex, gamers will notice a series of notes from a Healer who talks a little bit like Mordin Solus, one of the companions from the latter two Mass Effect games. Basically, this mysterious healer uses short simple sentences that get right to the point, a trait that Solus also exhibited. Kotaku also points out that Solus' role as a doctor/scientist in Mass Effect is the futuristic parallel for a healer, but again it could be a stretch.
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Regardless of that, it's a fun treat to see BioWare make clever nods to their other popular franchises. The Krogan head will surely inspire wildly outlandish fan theories, but even if it's just a head on a mantle it made us laugh.
Have you found any other Easter Eggs in Dragon Age: Inquisition? Do you think the Mass Effect and Dragon Age universes are connected?
Dragon Age: Inquisition is out now for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.